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James Black (guitarist)

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Birth name  James Black
Name  James Black
Labels  Written In Black Inc.

Years active  1989–present
Role  Musician
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Born  August 31, 1975 (age 40) Burlington, Ontario, Canada (1975-08-31)
Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter, musician
Associated acts  Finger Eleven, Blackie Jackett Jr, Evanescence
Music group  Finger Eleven (Since 1989)
Genres  Rock music, Experiment, Singing
People also search for  Rick Jackett, Sean Anderson, Scott Anderson, Rich Beddoe, Rob Gommerman
Albums  Moon Boot Cocoon, Finger Eleven, Them vs You vs Me, The Greyest of Blue Skies, Life Turns Electric

Instruments  guitars, violin, piano

Interview with finger eleven guitarist james black

James Black (born August 31, 1975) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician based in Toronto, Ontario. Black is best known for his role as lead guitarist in the band Finger Eleven since 1990, but he also has launched a solo career and has a side-project with a fellow Finger Eleven band member. Others may know him as co-founder, guitarist and singer of Blackie Jackett Jr.


James Black (guitarist) QampA Finger Eleven39s James Black Embarks on a Space

Black is also known for occasionally stepping in for Evanescence’s guitarist Troy McLawhorn. Additionally, he heads up the band Blackie Jakett Jr with Rick Jackett, and appears on "Gone" by Justin Nozuka, RZA, Kobra Khan & James Black released on November 14, 2011.

James Black (guitarist) Interview With Finger Eleven Guitarist James Black YouTube

Finger Eleven

James Black (guitarist) Interview Finger Eleven39s James Black Talks Self

James Black is the lead guitarist, backup singer and a founding member of rock band Finger 11 – formerly known as Rainbow Butt Monkeys. As a band, they have released 6 studio albums, 1 live album, 2 EPs and 22 singles. An update on January 29, 2015 indicated that preparations were in the final stages of production and promised new details and artwork in the near future.

The band released their seventh album "Five Crooked Lines" July 31, 2015, and released the lead single "Wolves and Doors" to Canadian radio. They've recently set upon the Fall of the Hammer Tour in support of the release.

Blackie Jackett Jr

Blackie Jackett Jr is the side project of James Black with Finger 11 band mate Rick Jackett. They are joined by Jimmy Reid, Sandra Dee, Scott Brewer, Tino Zolfo and Neil Angus Macintosh. The alternative country band has released 1 full album and 2 singles since 2011.

Solo career

Working under his own name, James Black’s solo career is his most recent brainchild. To date, he has released one album entitled Moon Boot Cocoon.

Moon Boot Cocoon

Black’s first solo album debuted May 27, 2014. The experimental rock album was produced by Tino Zolfo. On Moon Boot Cocoon, Black plays all of the instruments except for the drums. It was primarily released digitally, however, through a Pledge Music campaign he released a number of Vinyl and CD to individual contributors.

On March 14, 2015, 102.1 The Edge premiered the official video Color Blind on their website.


  • 2014: Moon Boot Cocoon
  • Finger Eleven

  • 1995: Letters from Chutney
  • 1998: Tip
  • 2000: The Greyest of Blue Skies
  • 2003: Finger Eleven
  • 2007: Them vs. You vs. Me (Deluxe Edition)
  • 2007: Them vs. You vs. Me
  • 2007: Them vs. You vs. Me (Bonus Cuts) [EP]
  • 2007: Connect Sets (Live) [EP]
  • 2008: iTunes Originals: Finger Eleven
  • 2008: Falling On [EP]
  • 2010: Life Turns Electric
  • 2010: iTunes Live from Montreal
  • 2016 Five Crooked Lines
  • Blackie Jackett Jr

  • 2011: Whisky and Tears
  • 2013: Honky Tonk Santa (Single)
  • 2014: I Got Stoned and I Missed It (Single)
  • References

    James Black (guitarist) Wikipedia

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